This weekend more than ever, we are focusing on embracing the shoes, bags and clothes that you already own. Thoughtful purchasing, prioritising quality and taking good care of your wardrobe is the secret to getting the most out of it. This Black Friday, we are gathering our expert’s top tips on how to look after your favourite items.
Regular cleaning is the most essential practice when it comes to maintaining your wardrobe. Be quick to target and spot clean stains before they absorb further into the material.
2. Stuffing bags
A collapsed structure is one of the first indicators of a tired bag. Stuff bags with clean dust bags, towels or cushions to maintain their shape and extend their longevity.
Hanging knitted jumpers and cardigans will distort their shoulders. They should be neatly folded or rolled to preserve shape and freshness.
4. Brushing suede
Suede is a beautiful material and, when well looked after, can last a lifetime. Brush suede with a soft toothbrush to remove dried mud, revive water marks and refresh the texture.
5. Steaming clothes
Excessively washing clothes can drastically reduce their lifespan. Instead, steam clothes between washes to revive and refresh them.
Clothes, bags and shoes should be stored in a dust-free environment away from sunlight, moisture and heat sources. Where possible, keep shoes and bags in their original boxes or dust bags.
7. Avoiding moths
Moths can wreak havoc on wools, silks and cottons. Keep natural moth deterrents, like lavender and cedarwood oils, in your wardrobe to prevent the issue from occuring.
8. Shoe trees
Use shoe trees to preserve the shape of shoes and boots. This ensures they don’t get squashed at the bottom of your wardrobe.
9. Controlling odour
For ultimate freshness, keep dry tea bags in shoes and trainers to eliminate any lingering odours when storing them away.
10. Leaving it to the experts
No matter how much care you take of your items, scuffs, rips, spills and tears still happen. In these instances, our specialist atelier and evolved techniques are on hand to revive, repair and restore your wardrobe.
Launching as Official Aftercare Provider for Manolo Blahnik
From reheels and toe pieces to dyeing and restoration, return your well-loved Manolos to their best and make sure they stay in your wardrobe for longer.
You can book your collection directly on ManoloBlahnik.com or drop your Manolos in all three UK boutiques